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Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Ganjam: Fifty eight years after its establishment, the Belaguntha outpost in Ganjam district has finally been accorded the status of a police station.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the new police station from Bhubaneswar through video conferencing on Wednesday during the closing ceremony of 62nd Senior Police Officers Conference.

Aska MP Pramila Bisoyi, State Forest and Environment Minister Bikram Keshari Arukha, Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange and Superintendent of Police (SP) Brijesh Roy were also present during the inauguration programme.

“The new police station will function from today and will provide quick and better service to the society,” said Roy after inauguration.

“For quite a few years, the locals had been demanding to accord Belaguntha outpost the status of a police station. Now it has been fulfilled and I hope we will be able to provide better service to the people and improve the law and order situation in the area,” he added.

According to reports, with the opening of the police station, district administration can now keep a tab on the law and order situation of around 79 villages in eight gram panchayats of Belaguntha block and three gram panchayats of Jagannath Prasad block.

Odisha Director General of Police (DGP) Abhay also congratulated all the residents of the block on the occasion. “Congratulations to all the residents of Belaguntha Police Station area. Best wishes to all the police personnel posted in the new police station. They should work hard to win the trust of the people,” he tweeted.

(Edited by Devbrat Patnaik)

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